Born in 1928 in Nice, France, Arman studied at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Nice and the Ecole du Louvre in Paris. He was strongly influenced by Dadaism and Pop Art, and was a co-founder of Nouveau Réalisme (New Realism). He became an important international artist and is renowned for his "accumulations" of found objects. Arman was invited by the President of France to create an "accumulation" of national flags to be placed in a palace. Arman's works are in the collections of international museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Since 1954, Arman had held numerous exhibitions worldwide, including 1975 "Arman: Objets Armés 1971-1974", Paris; 1991 "Arman Sculpture", Tokyo; 1992 "Arman 1955-1991: Retrospective", New York; 1996 "Arman: The exhibition of International Sculpture Master", Taichung; 2000-2001 "Arman: Werke auf Papier", Coblenz; 2001-2002 "Arman: Through and Across Objects", Florida; 2006 "A Tribute to Arman", New York and 2010-2011 "Arman", Paris.